Bandits Threaten to Kill 17 More Abducted Greenfield Students, Demand N100m

Kidnappers of students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State have threatened to kill the remaining 17 students in their custody if parents and the state government fail to pay the sum of N100 million as ransom by Tuesday, May 4th.

Parents of the victims who did not want their names mentioned due to fear disclosed this to journalists on Monday.

According to the parents a fresh demand of N100 million has been demanded by the bandits in addition to the over  N50 million ransom paid to them over the weekend with the assurance to release their children

The bandits also demanded ten new motorcycles before the end of tomorrow Tuesday, May 4th, failure which they will have no choice but to kill the remaining 17 students in their custody.

The bandits had on April 20,  invaded the Greenfield University located along Abuja- Kaduna Highway, and took away 23 students after killing a staff of the school. A week later, the bandits killed five of the abducted students in two batches.

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The leader of the criminal gang known as Sani Jalingo was quoted to have said during an interview in the Hausa Service of the Voice of America that there are 17 students in his custody presently, including a grandson of the late Emir of Zazzau Shehu Idris, identified as Hamza.

The gang leader also said the N55million ransom paid by the families of the students has been used in feeding the victims.

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